Top 11 - 20 Corals & Inverts 2009

Rated #11: Corals Inverts - Lobophytum Sp. - Devil's Hand Leather Coral Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #11: Corals Inverts - Lobophytum Sp. - Devil's Hand Leather Coral Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - An attempt at a macro shot of a Devils Hand leather coral and a clown fish in background.
State: North Dakota
Country: United States
Rank: #11 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Mike on
Ratings: 6.08
Number of votes: 13
Quote: "You spent how much on a stupid rock?"
About Yourself: New to the hobby of Marine almost 2 years ago. Bought the tank for my girl on her birthday, now I am hooked (obsessed), but she still loves it too.
Fish Kept: Mated pair of true percula clowns, watchman goby, Diamond "Sand Sifter" Goby, 1 juvenile Yellow Tang (to be moved to bigger tank soon, Randall's Pistol shrimp (Alpheus randalli), and basic cleaners, incl. Astria and Nassarius snails, hermits.
Corals/Plants: New frags added: pulsing xenia, kenya tree coral, devils hand, sarcophyton (toadstool), finger leather, mushrooms, bright green zoanthids. Torch coral, open brain coral, trumpet coral, green star polyps, bubble coral, fuzzy mushrooms. 65lb Fiji live rock, 50lb mixed Fiji Pink and Flamingo Pink live sand.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Never stop reading, researching, testing, and caring for your tank.
Description: An attempt at a macro shot of a Devils Hand leather coral and a clown fish in background.

Rated #12: Corals Inverts - Haliotis Sp. - Abalone Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank

Rated #12: Corals Inverts - Haliotis Sp. - Abalone Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank - He sure is intriguingly ugly, yet majestic.
State: Nevada
Country: United States
Rank: #12 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Tien23 on
Ratings: 6
Number of votes: 20
Quote: "America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
About Yourself: Just had the itch one day and bought a few Bettas and kept going from there. I have an interest in saltwater tanks, however my pocket book does not currently share the same interest. I just aquired a 120 gallon tank and am in the process of setting it up for saltwater
Fish Kept: Mono Sebae, Russell's Lion, Stonefish, Powder Brown Tang, Spiney Box Puffer, Columbian Shark (catfish).
Corals/Plants: Fake Plants
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: I have this tank and a few other smaller tanks. I recommend beggining with an Eclipse system and reading Freshwater or Saltwater Tanks for Dummies. The Eclipse system comes with everything you need. Make sure you have time for the hobby.
Description: He sure is intriguingly ugly, yet majestic.

Rated #13: Corals Inverts - Seriatopora Hystrix - Birdsnest Coral Stocking In 24 Gallons Tank

Rated #13: Corals Inverts - Seriatopora Hystrix - Birdsnest Coral Stocking In 24 Gallons Tank - birdsnest
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #13 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: The Coral Reef on
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 12
Fish Kept: a pair of percula clowns, green mandarin, firefish and a sand sifting starfish
Corals/Plants: neon green acropora, red montipora, red/blue birdsnest, purple tipped green acropora, orange, blue, pink, green and red zoas, pink pallys, blue/green favia brain, blue clocea clam, green candy cane coral, green button polyps, green fuzzy mushrooms
Tank Size: 24 gallons
Advice: be extra careful, and water changes are very important for healthy corals
Description: birdsnest

Rated #14: Corals Inverts - Macrodactyla Doreensis - Long Tentacle Anemone, Purple Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #14: Corals Inverts - Macrodactyla Doreensis - Long Tentacle Anemone, Purple Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - 55 gallon cube, mixed reef
Country: Canada
Rank: #14 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: DANNY on
Ratings: 5.91
Number of votes: 11
About Yourself: 6 years in saltwater
Fish Kept: Currently: Yellow tang, flame angel, yellow watchman goby, green spotted manderine, cleaner shrimp
Corals/Plants: Acros, caps, brains, shrooms, leathers, zoos, LPS of all kinds.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Don't add anything too fast.
Description: 55 gallon cube, mixed reef

Rated #15: Corals Inverts - Alveopora Sp. - Alveopora Coral Stocking In 8 Gallons Tank

Rated #15: Corals Inverts - Alveopora Sp. - Alveopora Coral Stocking In 8 Gallons Tank - 8 gallons of fury!
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #15 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: jojo jones on
Ratings: 5.82
Number of votes: 11
Quote: go home and get ya shinebox!
About Yourself: artist
Fish Kept: my clown fish has killed anything else I put in the tank... all except the band shrimp (i really can't remember if thats what it is called...) red/white striped... classic shrimp! it was beautiful!
Corals/Plants: mushrooms, zoos, anenomes...
Tank Size: 8 gallons
Advice: but corals on line... it's alot cheaper!
Description: 8 gallons of fury!

Rated #16: Corals Inverts - Sinularia Sp. - Finger Leather Coral Stocking In 500 Gallons Tank

Rated #16: Corals Inverts - Sinularia Sp. - Finger Leather Coral Stocking In 500 Gallons Tank - Finger leather
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #16 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Josh on
Ratings: 5.82
Number of votes: 11
Quote: Live each day like it's your last..
About Yourself: Started young with freshwater and recently graduated to Saltwater. Doesn't hurt to work for a pet supply company.
Fish Kept: Carpenter Flasher Wrasse, 2-Ocellaros Clowns, Three Stripe Damsel, Fox Face Rabbitfish, Flame Hawkfish, 5-Green Chromis, Diamond Goby, Naso Vlamingi Tang, Royal Gramma
Corals/Plants: Finger Leather, Encrusting Anthelila, Hairy Mushrooms, Green Pimple Mushrooms, Assorted Ricordea, Green Torch, Colt Coral.
Tank Size: 500 gallons
Advice: Have fun, take your time...
Description: Finger leather

Rated #17: Corals Inverts - Euphyllia Glabrescens - Torch Coral Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #17: Corals Inverts - Euphyllia Glabrescens - Torch Coral Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - my tank
State: Nevada
Country: United States
Rank: #17 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: April Henry on
Ratings: 5.75
Number of votes: 12
Fish Kept: Yellow watchman goby, green clown goby, yellow tang, clown fish, scooter blenny, pyjama cardinals, green chromis
Corals/Plants: montipora, leathers, torch, frogspawn, hammer, pagoda, halimeda, zoanthids, gorgonia, coco tube worm, closed brain
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: These living things grow -- sometimes a lot -- leave lots of room!! Have patience and take the time to learn about the life you are caring for.
Description: my tank

Rated #18: Corals Inverts - Cerianthus Membranacea - Tube Anemone Stocking In 700 Gallons Tank

Rated #18: Corals Inverts - Cerianthus Membranacea - Tube Anemone Stocking In 700 Gallons Tank - Waiting for anything to touch me.
Country: None
Rank: #18 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Kelly on
Ratings: 5.73
Number of votes: 15
Fish Kept: 2 Blue Hippo Tangs, 1 Parrot fish, 6 Large seahorses, 2 Cinnamon Clownfish, 4 Pink Skunk Clownfish, 4 Orange Clownfish, 10 Fire Prawns, 20 Assorted starfish, 1 Dogface Puffer fish, 2 Moorish Idol Butterfly fish, 1 Orbiculate Batfish, 2 Clarkii Clownfish, 5 Saddleback Clownfish, 1 Hermet Crab, 2 oriental sweetlips, 2 Spotted Sweetlips, 4 Half Black Angelfish, 2 Yellow Pygmy angelfish, 10 Domino Damsels, 1 Pearlscale Butterfly fish, 1 Splendid Dottyback, 1 Samurai Squirrel Fish, 10 Camelback Shrimp, softback snails, about 15 other random small fish not worth mentioning and about 6 fish I have never seen before that I cant find names for.
Corals/Plants: 10 Various Long Tentacle Anemone, 15 Daisy Corals, 10 Maxima Clams, 500lbs of Live rock, 300lbs of Dead Coral base, Large Pink Mushrooms,
Tank Size: 700 gallons
Advice: Dont try this if you are poor.
Description: Waiting for anything to touch me.

Rated #19: Corals Inverts - Actinodiscus Sp. - Blue Mushroom Stocking In 14 Gallons Tank

Rated #19: Corals Inverts - Actinodiscus Sp. - Blue Mushroom Stocking In 14 Gallons Tank - 14 gallon reef tank
State: Massachusetts
Country: United States
Rank: #19 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: joshua on
Ratings: 5.73
Number of votes: 11
About Yourself: i started having a freshwater aquarium like most hobbyists and than upgraded to a saltwater aquarium. and now i am a addict to reef tanks
Fish Kept: blue devil damsel false percula clownfish magenta dottyback blood red fire shrimp
Corals/Plants: green tip hammer coral green candy cane coral pink finger leather coral orange zoas blue mushrooms red pimple mushroom purple torch coral purple/blue crocea clam feather culerpa
Tank Size: 14 gallons
Advice: do lots and lots of research. and take all the advice you can get from experienced hobbyists. keep up with your water changes. don't rush things because nothing comes good out of it. if you are not sure about something always ask questions to a saltwater aquarium forum
Description: 14 gallon reef tank

Rated #20: Corals Inverts - Entacmaea Quadricolor - Bulb Anemone Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank

Rated #20: Corals Inverts - Entacmaea Quadricolor - Bulb Anemone Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank - Aquapod 12 Gallon,                                 2 x 32w PC Lighting Upgrade (5.3w/gal),
2 x Silenx 60mm x 25mm Fans,
Aquaeuro USA Nano Skimmer,
MJ 900 Powerhead,
Return Pump MJ 1200,

Fish/Inverts:
1 Hybrid Tomato Clown,
1 Damsel,
1 Purple Fire Fish,
1 Red Orange Sea Star,
1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp,
1 Peppermint Shrimp,
2 Margarita Snails,
3 Turbo Snails,
5 Hermit Crabs,

Coral/ Anenome:
1 Speckled Green Bubble Tip Anenome,
1 Two Headed Green Tip Frogspawn,
1 Rainbow Open Brain Coral,
1 Plate Coral,
1 Dendrphyllia,
1 Neon Green Candy Cane Coral,
1 Neon Green Clove Polyp Colony,
1 Inside Out Zoanthid Colony,
1 Sean's Pinky Zoanthid Colony,
1 Eagle EyeZoanthid Colony,
1 Blue Magician Zoanthid Colony,
Assorted Mushrooms
State: California
Country: United States
Rank: #20 out of 84 Corals & Inverts submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Tim Ellis on
Ratings: 5.67
Number of votes: 12
Quote: Pain heals, chicks dig scars, and glory lives forever.
About Yourself: Started in freshwater 2 1/2 years ago and started in reef tanks 9 months ago.
Fish Kept: 2 True Percula Clown 1 Purple Fire Fish 1 Pychadelic Mandrin Goby 1 Kole Tang 1 Copperband Butterfly Fish 1 Red Orange Sea Star 1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp 3 Peppermint Shrimp 2 Margarita Snails 4 Turbo Snails 7 Hermit Crabs
Corals/Plants: 1 Speckled Green Bubble Tip Anenome 1 Three Headed Green Tip Frogspawn 1 Rainbow Open Brain Coral 1 Plate Coral 1 Dendrphyllia 1 Neon Green Candy Cane Coral 1 Neon Green Clove Polyp Colony 1 Inside Out Zoanthid Colony 1 Sean's Pinky Zoanthid Colony 1 Eagle EyeZoanthid Colony 1 Blue Magician Zoanthid Colony 1 Green Star Polyp Colony 1 Red Monti Cap Assorted Mushrooms
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Research twice, buy once!
Description: Aquapod 12 Gallon, 2 x 32w PC Lighting Upgrade (5.3w/gal), 2 x Silenx 60mm x 25mm Fans, Aquaeuro USA Nano Skimmer, MJ 900 Powerhead, Return Pump MJ 1200, Fish/Inverts: 1 Hybrid Tomato Clown, 1 Damsel, 1 Purple Fire Fish, 1 Red Orange Sea Star, 1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, 2 Margarita Snails, 3 Turbo Snails, 5 Hermit Crabs, Coral/ Anenome: 1 Speckled Green Bubble Tip Anenome, 1 Two Headed Green Tip Frogspawn, 1 Rainbow Open Brain Coral, 1 Plate Coral, 1 Dendrphyllia, 1 Neon Green Candy Cane Coral, 1 Neon Green Clove Polyp Colony, 1 Inside Out Zoanthid Colony, 1 Sean's Pinky Zoanthid Colony, 1 Eagle EyeZoanthid Colony, 1 Blue Magician Zoanthid Colony, Assorted Mushrooms

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